ĶVT726 Basics of Water Chemistry and Microbiology

Code ĶVT726
Name Basics of Water Chemistry and Microbiology
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Environmental Engineering and Management
Faculty Department of General Chemical Engineering
Academic staff Daina Kalniņa
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course provides an introduction to basic principles of water chemistry and microbiology. The course is envisaged for environmental engineering and science students with one year of university level chemistry.The course summarizes important aspects from various areas of water chemistry, it brings into focus those aspects of chemistry that are particularly valuable for solving water engineering problems and will serve as basis in all the common phases of environmental engineering practice..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of this course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of water chemistry and microbiology. Graduates will be able to analyze chemical and microbiological quality of water. After finishing this course, the students will have a better insight into the causes of various water pollution and cleanup problems.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Student is able to analyze results of water analysis - Form of assignment: Test. Criteria: Ability to process and to verify the results of water analysis
Student is able to critically assess water technological properties - Form of assignment: Laboratory practices. Criteria: Student is able to predict water stability
Student is able to detect water pollution - Form of assignment: Laboratory practices. Criteria: Student is able to detect water pollution
Student understand why and how the water chemistry and microbiology is important for the environment, technology and human health. - Form of assignment: Final exam.
Course prerequisites Basic knowledges in chemistry.

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